Abstract

We demonstrate a new source of frequency-tunable THz wave packets based on parametric down-conversion process in orientation-patterned GaAs (OP-GaAs) that produces µW-level THz average powers at the repetition rate of 100 MHz. The OP-GaAs crystal is pumped by a compact all-fiber femtosecond laser operating at the wavelength of 2 µm. Such combination of fiber laser and OP-GaAs technologies promises a practical source of THz radiation which should be suitable for many applications including imaging and spectroscopy.

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2006 (1)

2005 (2)

2004 (4)

K. Kawase, "Terahertz imaging for drug detection and large-scale integrated circuit inspection," Opt. Photonics News 15, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, "Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts," Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Stepanov, J. Hebling, and J. Kuhl, "Generation, tuning, and shaping of narrow-band, picosecond THz pulses by two-beam excitation," Opt. Express 12, 4650-4658 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (2)

2002 (1)

B. Ferguson and X.-C. Zhang, "Materials for terahertz science and technology," Nat. Mater. 1, 26-33 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. Weiss, G. Torosyan, Y. Avetisyan, and R. Beigang, "Generation of tunable narrow-band surface-emitted terahertz radiation in periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 26, 563-565 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (3)

P. Y. Han, M. Tani, F. Pan, and X.-C. Zhang, "Use of the organic crystal DAST for terahertz beam applications," Opt. Lett. 25, 675-677 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, V. Perlin, H. Winful, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Generation of narrow-band terahertz radiation via optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2505-2507 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, M. DeCamp, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Temperature dependence of narrow-band terahertz generation from periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1244-1246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1996 (1)

D. M. Mittleman, R. H. Jacobsen, and M. C. Nuss, "T-ray imaging," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 679-692 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

T. J. Carrig, G. Rodriguez, T. S. Clement, A. J. Taylor, and K. R. Stewart, "Scaling of terahertz radiation via optical rectification in electro-optic crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 121-123 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

K. H. Yang, P. L. Richards, and Y. R. Shen, "Generation of far-infrared radiation by picosecond light pulses in LiNbO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 320-323 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Ahn, J.

Almási, G.

A. G. Stepanov, J. Kuhl, I. Z. Kozma, E. Riedle, G. Almási, and J. Hebling, "Scaling up the energy of THz pulses created by optical rectification," Opt. Express 13, 5762-5768 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, "Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts," Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Averitt, R. D.

Avetisyan, Y.

Bartal, B.

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, "Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts," Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Becouarn, L.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Beigang, R.

Bessho, T.

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bisson, S. E.

Carrig, T. J.

T. J. Carrig, G. Rodriguez, T. S. Clement, A. J. Taylor, and K. R. Stewart, "Scaling of terahertz radiation via optical rectification in electro-optic crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 121-123 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Clement, T. S.

T. J. Carrig, G. Rodriguez, T. S. Clement, A. J. Taylor, and K. R. Stewart, "Scaling of terahertz radiation via optical rectification in electro-optic crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 121-123 (1995).
[CrossRef]

DeCamp, M.

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, M. DeCamp, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Temperature dependence of narrow-band terahertz generation from periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1244-1246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ebert, C. B.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Efimov, A. V.

Eyres, L. A.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ferguson, B.

B. Ferguson and X.-C. Zhang, "Materials for terahertz science and technology," Nat. Mater. 1, 26-33 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

Galvanauskas, A.

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, V. Perlin, H. Winful, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Generation of narrow-band terahertz radiation via optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2505-2507 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, M. DeCamp, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Temperature dependence of narrow-band terahertz generation from periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1244-1246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Gerard, B.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Han, P. Y.

Harris, J. S.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hebling, J.

Hirosumi, T.

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Imeshev, G.

Jacobsen, R. H.

D. M. Mittleman, R. H. Jacobsen, and M. C. Nuss, "T-ray imaging," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 679-692 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kawase, K.

K. Kawase, "Terahertz imaging for drug detection and large-scale integrated circuit inspection," Opt. Photonics News 15, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kozma, I. Z.

Kuhl, J.

Kulp, T. J.

Lallier, E.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, Y.-S.

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, V. Perlin, H. Winful, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Generation of narrow-band terahertz radiation via optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2505-2507 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, M. DeCamp, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Temperature dependence of narrow-band terahertz generation from periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1244-1246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Meade, T.

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, M. DeCamp, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Temperature dependence of narrow-band terahertz generation from periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1244-1246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, V. Perlin, H. Winful, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Generation of narrow-band terahertz radiation via optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2505-2507 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Mittleman, D. M.

D. M. Mittleman, R. H. Jacobsen, and M. C. Nuss, "T-ray imaging," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 679-692 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Nagaia, M.

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Norris, T. B.

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, V. Perlin, H. Winful, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Generation of narrow-band terahertz radiation via optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2505-2507 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, M. DeCamp, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Temperature dependence of narrow-band terahertz generation from periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1244-1246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Nuss, M. C.

D. M. Mittleman, R. H. Jacobsen, and M. C. Nuss, "T-ray imaging," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 679-692 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ohtake, H.

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Pan, F.

Perlin, V.

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, V. Perlin, H. Winful, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Generation of narrow-band terahertz radiation via optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2505-2507 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Pinguet, T. J.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Powers, P. E.

Richards, P. L.

K. H. Yang, P. L. Richards, and Y. R. Shen, "Generation of far-infrared radiation by picosecond light pulses in LiNbO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 320-323 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Riedle, E.

Rodriguez, G.

T. J. Carrig, G. Rodriguez, T. S. Clement, A. J. Taylor, and K. R. Stewart, "Scaling of terahertz radiation via optical rectification in electro-optic crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 121-123 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y. R.

K. H. Yang, P. L. Richards, and Y. R. Shen, "Generation of far-infrared radiation by picosecond light pulses in LiNbO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 320-323 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Stepanov, A. G.

Stewart, K. R.

T. J. Carrig, G. Rodriguez, T. S. Clement, A. J. Taylor, and K. R. Stewart, "Scaling of terahertz radiation via optical rectification in electro-optic crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 121-123 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sugiura, T.

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, K.

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tani, M.

Taylor, A. J.

T. J. Carrig, G. Rodriguez, T. S. Clement, A. J. Taylor, and K. R. Stewart, "Scaling of terahertz radiation via optical rectification in electro-optic crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 121-123 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, A. T.

Torosyan, G.

Tourreau, P. J.

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

van der Weide, D.

D. van der Weide, "Applications and outlook for electronic Terahertz technology," Opt. Photonics News 14, 48-53 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Weiss, C.

Winful, H.

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, V. Perlin, H. Winful, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Generation of narrow-band terahertz radiation via optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2505-2507 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Yang, K. H.

K. H. Yang, P. L. Richards, and Y. R. Shen, "Generation of far-infrared radiation by picosecond light pulses in LiNbO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 320-323 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, M.

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, X.-C.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. Hebling, A. G. Stepanov, G. Almási, B. Bartal, and J. Kuhl, "Tunable THz pulse generation by optical rectification of ultrashort laser pulses with tilted pulse fronts," Appl. Phys. B 78, 593-599 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (6)

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, V. Perlin, H. Winful, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Generation of narrow-band terahertz radiation via optical rectification of femtosecond pulses in periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 76, 2505-2507 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Y.-S. Lee, T. Meade, M. DeCamp, T. B. Norris, and A. Galvanauskas, "Temperature dependence of narrow-band terahertz generation from periodically poled lithium niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 1244-1246 (2000).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Eyres, P. J. Tourreau, T. J. Pinguet, C. B. Ebert, J. S. Harris, M. M. Fejer, L. Becouarn, B. Gerard, and E. Lallier, "All-epitaxial fabrication of thick, orientation-patterned GaAs films for nonlinear optical frequency conversion," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 904-906 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. H. Yang, P. L. Richards, and Y. R. Shen, "Generation of far-infrared radiation by picosecond light pulses in LiNbO3," Appl. Phys. Lett. 19, 320-323 (1971).
[CrossRef]

T. J. Carrig, G. Rodriguez, T. S. Clement, A. J. Taylor, and K. R. Stewart, "Scaling of terahertz radiation via optical rectification in electro-optic crystals," Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 121-123 (1995).
[CrossRef]

M. Nagaia, K. Tanaka, H. Ohtake, T. Bessho, T. Sugiura, T. Hirosumi, and M. Yoshida, "Generation and detection of terahertz radiation by electro-optical process in GaAs using 1.56 μm fiber laser pulses," Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 3974-3976 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. (1)

D. M. Mittleman, R. H. Jacobsen, and M. C. Nuss, "T-ray imaging," IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 2, 679-692 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Mater. (1)

B. Ferguson and X.-C. Zhang, "Materials for terahertz science and technology," Nat. Mater. 1, 26-33 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Photonics News (2)

D. van der Weide, "Applications and outlook for electronic Terahertz technology," Opt. Photonics News 14, 48-53 (2003).
[CrossRef]

K. Kawase, "Terahertz imaging for drug detection and large-scale integrated circuit inspection," Opt. Photonics News 15, 34-39 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

K. L. Vodopyanov, M. M. Fejer, D. M. Simanovskii, V. G. Kozlov, and Y.-S. Lee, "Terahertz-wave generation in periodically-inverted GaAs," CLEO 2005, paper CWM1.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the THz generation and characterization setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Michelson interferograms obtained from (a) sample A3 with QPM period of 1277 µm and (b) sample B3 with QPM period of 759 µm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Generated THz wave spectra obtained from (a) sample A3 and (b) sample B3. Also shown (c) is the transmission spectrum of 20 cm of standard air as calculated from the HITRAN database.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

THz average power versus average pump power for the OP-GaAs samples A3 (filled circles) and B3 (open circles). Straight line is the best fit to the sample A3 data.

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